Julie and I flew out to chicago to meet vendors and plan out more parts of our wedding. We saw bakers, photographers, caters, a florist and met with our musician. It was pretty jammed-pack day because I was still fielding calls from work, responding to emails, and in general pseudo-working. This is the worst thing about being a small business-owner – your life is work. And the important milestones in your life (like a wedding….) gets impacted. Lucky for me, Julie is patient and I have learned to not jump on the phone at every text/call/beep.
While we were in Chicago, Julie really wanted to enjoy the city. So what did we do? We called up Mike Else, aka Professor Kliq, who is also D&T’s Social Media guru, and spent the day with him. We went to brunch, checked out shops ( he took us to several awesome shops where I got an AWESOME hat + vintage shirt), walked by the lake, tried out a few beers in the neighborhood, ate ice cream….we enjoyed Chicago in the summertime.
The day before that, we hung out with Paul Petrowsky – D&T’s Creative Director. I’ve been friends with Paul since grade school. Julie and I went over to his house to see him and his wife, and later that night we went out to a craft brew bar and drank amazing KC beer + local brews. Good time had by all.
The day before THAT, Julie went over to Tim Daly’s parents place to celebrate the 4th of July. Tim is D&T’s Director of Operations, and also a great friend for life. We shot nerf guns, ate great food, and played card games. My parents came as well.
So…what I guess I do with my time off is still interact with all the people at work. Which I couldn’t ask for a better lifestyle. I’m glad and grateful I get to impose on all these people and hopefully it’s not obnoxious.